Come and help us celebrate the past 25 years of Julian’s DJ and producer career with a FREE PARTY @ The Banshee
One of London’s underground techno pioneers, Julian Liberator helped change the face of the UK dance scene in early 1991, through his involvement in the capitals illegal warehouse party scene he helped create and through founding the Liberator DJ’s and S.U.F Collective over the following years.
Whilst their flagship acid techno labels Stay Up Forever and Cluster brought them international acclaim as both recording artists and DJ’s, Julian’s forward thinking, purist yet eclectic techno imprints, 4X4, ARTEFACT and ULTRA FUNK, have achieved both world wide cult status, and industry respect, through both his own outstanding productions and by providing the first platforms for many an acclaimed international artist, including Renato Cohen, Christian Varela, Leo Laker and Mark Verbos, alongside established world class luminaries like Lenny D. and DJ Rush.
A unique and complete artist in every sense, with both vision and verve, Julian has achieved a rare accomplishment, by creating both genre-defining productions and creating genre itself. With a passion for the avant-garde Julian does not make “easy” music for the mainstream. As a skilled percussionist, his love of rhythmical freestyle and sonic excursions to the left field are adored by those in the know and have been championed for over 20 years by such supreme taste makers as the legendary John Peel, Dave Clark and Kris Needs alike.
After an 8-year production hiatus, December 2015 saw the welcome return of Julian’s unique production talents, under his Booty Slave moniker with Patrick DSP on Emetic 026. This awesome techno bomb is currently hitting dance floors around the globe, with massive support from Slam, Dave Terrida, Perc, Funk D’Void, Mr Jones, Sawf, and Jerome Hill.
With an imminent second Booty Slave release, co written with man of the moment Chicago Loop, and studio sessions over the next month with the legendary Mike Humphries of Master Traxx and a return trip to Patrick DSP’s Berlin bunker, 2016 is shaping up to be a massive year for Julian and proof enough, that whilst form is temporary, class is most definitely permanent.
As a DJ, Julian has always stood apart from the crowd. Year’s ahead of his contemporaries, his innovative, open-minded, free form approach, has always defied the narrow minded, sub-genre obsessed, mainstream. Instead, Julian fuses all styles and rhythms that say Techno to him, hard, deep, minimal, acidic, 4/4, 3/4, broken beat. The defining criteria of interest, energy and funk, are brought together through Julian’s vast and intimate knowledge of electronic music and then skilfully crafted on 4 decks, into a wilful, sometimes challenging, but always exhilarating, journey of discovery.